#1
hey beatles fans,
my friend who drums says ringo starr didn't play on a lot of the beatles albums. he says it was just some session musician. I try to tell him it is some crap. I know that paul played while ringo was out during the White Album.

thanks!
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Schecter is pronounced 'Shek-ter', right? I don't want to walk in and say, "Hey, can I try out that Sketcher?" and have the helper reply with "Wtf, we don't sell shoes!"
#2
ringo did actualy contribute. altho it pains me to say it (i hate the beatles, my dad loves em)
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#3
And I suppose your friend also believes the old rumour that Paul McCartney actually died and they replaced him with a lookalike lol
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#4
hahaha. he's stupid. bull-headed. he said his drum teacher told him that...
w/o bass n drums, there wouldn't really be rock music.

Schecter is pronounced 'Shek-ter', right? I don't want to walk in and say, "Hey, can I try out that Sketcher?" and have the helper reply with "Wtf, we don't sell shoes!"
#5
He definitely played.
The only track with a session drummer is Love Me do. I'm a huge Beatles fan and you're friend might be half retarded.

It is also true that Paul liked to play drums on most of his later songs, an ironic situation given that one of Paul's biggest influences as a drummer was/is Ringo.
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Quote by WhereArtEsteban
He definitely played.
The only track with a session drummer is Love Me do. I'm a huge Beatles fan and you're friend might be half retarded.

It is also true that Paul liked to play drums on most of his later songs, an ironic situation given that one of Paul's biggest influences as a drummer was/is Ringo.


Paul played drums on "Back in the U.S.S.R." and "Dear Prudence" after Ringo temporarily quit the band. He also played drums on "The Ballad of John and Yoko" because Ringo wasn't in town and Lennon was in a rush to record it.

I believe those are the only songs Paul played drums on... so I would have to say that Paul playing drums on only one of his songs does not equal "most of his later songs".
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#8
Ringo is a pioneer on the drums, just so you know. If anyone questions that, they must not know about matched grip drumming
#9
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Paul played drums on "Back in the U.S.S.R." and "Dear Prudence" after Ringo temporarily quit the band. He also played drums on "The Ballad of John and Yoko" because Ringo wasn't in town and Lennon was in a rush to record it.

I believe those are the only songs Paul played drums on... so I would have to say that Paul playing drums on only one of his songs does not equal "most of his later songs".

I read that in a book. It said the phrase "in the later days Paul liked to play drums on his songs" underneath a picture of Paul playing the drums, I was stoned when I wrote that and was just kind of saying whatever came to mind. haha

He did play on "Martha My Dear" as well.
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#10
I was read somehwere that Ringo didn't play on some of the very early stuff, because he wasn't tight enough, so they got in a session guy. Don't know if that's true though...
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#11
I can beleive that. i remember reading something like that in a book.
w/o bass n drums, there wouldn't really be rock music.

Schecter is pronounced 'Shek-ter', right? I don't want to walk in and say, "Hey, can I try out that Sketcher?" and have the helper reply with "Wtf, we don't sell shoes!"
#13
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I heard he didn't play on Love Me Do either.


I'm pretty sure Love Me Do is the only song that had a session drummer.
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#15
he says ringo didn't play on ANY songs.

so i was like "what about when they toured before '66?"

He's like "well of course they used him for touring?"

well wtf why would they NOT use him in the studio?!?!?!
w/o bass n drums, there wouldn't really be rock music.

Schecter is pronounced 'Shek-ter', right? I don't want to walk in and say, "Hey, can I try out that Sketcher?" and have the helper reply with "Wtf, we don't sell shoes!"
#16
After Pete Best, Ringo took over. Paul and John didn't like Pete because he was good looking and getting all the chicks and attention so they fired him. Ringo was unable to play the beats Paul wanted for several songs on one of their first albums, i forget what songs but they brought in a session player for them. I think there was about 2 or 3. Ringo was one of the first R&R drummers not to hold his sticks jazz style and made everyone change. Pretty unique drum style really, his fills are often imitated.....Oasis.
#17
understood, but where would someone get the idea that the drummer for one of THE best bands didnt play?
w/o bass n drums, there wouldn't really be rock music.

Schecter is pronounced 'Shek-ter', right? I don't want to walk in and say, "Hey, can I try out that Sketcher?" and have the helper reply with "Wtf, we don't sell shoes!"
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After Pete Best, Ringo took over. Paul and John didn't like Pete because he was good looking and getting all the chicks and attention so they fired him. Ringo was unable to play the beats Paul wanted for several songs on one of their first albums, i forget what songs but they brought in a session player for them. I think there was about 2 or 3. Ringo was one of the first R&R drummers not to hold his sticks jazz style and made everyone change. Pretty unique drum style really, his fills are often imitated.....Oasis.


I'm not sure any of this is true...

Like... any of it.
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I'm not sure any of this is true...

Like... any of it.

As far as early songs, the single version of "love me do" is the only one Ringo didn't play on and it was because George Martin had brought in a session guy because he thought they didn't have a replacement for Pete and he'd never heard Ringo play.

There were lots of reasons for kicking out Pete. Not just one...

The whole thing about jazz style or whatever might be true, I really have no idea.
#20
Everybody needs to hear Ringo's drumming on 'She Said She Said' by teh Beatles. It is inspirational.
#21
He was supposed to have been a really dependable drummer. In all of their recorded sessions, he only missed the beat about 8 times. (Or so I have heard >_> )
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#22
he really is an amazing drummer, mostly for that time.

my friend is ridiculous
w/o bass n drums, there wouldn't really be rock music.

Schecter is pronounced 'Shek-ter', right? I don't want to walk in and say, "Hey, can I try out that Sketcher?" and have the helper reply with "Wtf, we don't sell shoes!"
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Not when it comes to being a reliable time-keeper . I would hate playing with Keith and John backing me.
#26
Ringo was one of the best drummers in Hamburg, he was in Rory and the Hurricanes. One big reason they picked him over anyone else, is that he would hang out with The Beatles after their shows, unlike Pete, who was usually moody and did not like to hang around the Beatles. Pete wasn't a tight drummer either, if you check out "Decca Sessions" recording, the drums are not as appealing as Ringo's. Ringo played on the album version of "Love Me Do" and a session drummer Andy White played on the single version, and Pete Best on the anthology version.
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